Igor DRONOVHonoured Artist of Russia
Igor Dronov was born in Moscow. In 1992 he graduated from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he studied with Professor Boris Tevlin in the Choral Conducting Department, and with Dmitri Kitayenko in the Department of Opera and Orchestral Conducting. He took part in master classes of Sir Georg Solti and Pierre Boulez.
Since 1991 he has conducted at the Bolshoi Theater, where his repertoire included such operas as Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin", Gounod's "Faust", Verdi's "Il Tovatore" and "La Traviata" Rachmaninoff's "Aleko" and "The Covetous Knight", Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" and Leonid Desyatnikov's "The Children of Rosenthal". In 2004 he became the musical director of a production of an evening of one-act ballets ("Chamber N.6" to the music of Arvo Pärt, "Magrittomania" by Yuri Krasavin and "Lea" set to the music of Leonard Bernstein), in 2005 – the musical director of a production of a ballet "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by J. Neumeier to the music of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Gyorgy Ligeti and traditional mechanical music ("Golden Mask" prize for the best ballet production), in 2006 – the musical director of a production of ballet "Serenade" by G.Balanchine to the music of P.Tchaikovsky, ballet "Miserecordes" by Ch.Wheeldon on music of Simphony #3 by Arvo Pärt (world premiere), in 2007 – the musical director of a production of ballet "The Lesson" by F.Flindt to the music of Georges Delerue. He also performs together with the orchestra of the Bolshoi Theater with concert programs.
He has frequently performed as a guest conductor with numerous well-known music ensembles and orchestras, including the Russian National Orchestra, the Ensemble Modern (Germany) and numerous others.
Since 1992 he has taught at Moscow Conservatory at the Department of Opera and Orchestral Conducting (since 2002 he has been a professor). He is the chief conductor of the "Studio for New Music" ensemble, with which he has performed over 500 Russian and world premieres by 20th century composers. Since the time of the founding of the "Moscow Forum" contemporary music festival Igor Dronov has been the chief conductor of the festival. Since 1994 he has been the chief conductor and artistic director of the youth chamber ensemble "Premiera".
He has recorded a series of compact discs of contemporary music of Russia and other countries. He frequently tours the countries of Europe, USA and Japan.
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